Stories

What Explains the Meteoric Rise of Europe's Radical Right?

Shannon Mizzi

While some European countries remain examples of progressive governance, others have seen a marked rise in the influence of far-right parties. Why the disparity?

How Democrats and Republicans (Mostly) Flipped on Education

Shannon Mizzi

Reagan wanted to dismantle the Department of Education. Bush passed “No Child Left Behind.” Obama has taken a relatively-hands-off approach. What gives?

Foreign Policy Experts Ignore the Role of Religion in Western Politics

Shannon Mizzi

We accept the role of religion in politics throughout the Middle East. Why do we ignore its role in Europe?

Syria: Faces of the Lost Generation

Robin Wright

After almost four years of strife, roughly half the population — 10 million out of Syria’s roughly 22 million people — are now either refugees or displaced people inside Syria. More than half are children.